GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS FRIDAY, June 26, the 177th day of 2015 with 188 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:08 and sunset is @ 8:25. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Neptune & Uranus. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Saturn & Venus.

ON THIS DAY IN: 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.
1870 – The first section of Atlantic City, New Jersey’s Boardwalk opened to the public.

1900 – A commission that included Dr. Walter Reed began to work to eradicate yellow fever.

1917 – The first troops of the American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during World War I.

1919 – The New York Daily News was first published.

1924 – U.S. troops pulled out of the Dominican Republic, after having occupied it since 1916.

1934 – The Federal Credit Union Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1945 – The charter of the United Nations was signed by 50 countries, in San Francisco.

1959 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway.

1960 – Madagascar was proclaimed independent as the Malagasy Republic.

1963 – President John F. Kennedy gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at the Berlin Wall.

1971 – The U.S. Justice Department issued a warrant for Daniel Ellsberg, accusing him of releasing the Pentagon Papers.

1974 – The Universal Product Code (bar code) was introduced on a pack of Wrigley’s gum.

1976 – The CN Tower opened in Toronto, Canada — at 1,815 feet, 5 inches high it is the world’s tallest freestanding building.

1997 – U.S. mathematician Andrew Wiles was awarded the Wolfskehl Prize for solving Fermat’s Last Theorem, the most notorious problem in mathematics.

2000 – Rival scientific teams completed the first rough map of the human genetic code.

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